Lemon (color)

Summary

Lemon or lemon-color is a vivid yellow color characteristic of the lemon fruit.[1] Shades of "lemon" may vary significantly from the fruit's actual color, including fluorescent tones and creamy hues reflective of lemon pies and confections.

Lemon (Crayola)
 
Lemon - whole and split.jpg
A whole and halved lemon
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#FDFF00
sRGBB (r, g, b)(253, 255, 0)
HSV (h, s, v)(60°, 100%, 100%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(97, 107, 87°)
SourceCrayola
ISCC–NBS descriptorVivid greenish yellow
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
A lemon tree in Italy
A lemon tree in Italy

The first recorded use of lemon as a color name in English dates to 1598.[2] In the academic regalia of the United States, the color denotes library and information science.

Variations of lemonEdit

Lemon chiffonEdit

Lemon Chiffon
 
      Color coordinates
Hex triplet#FFFACD
sRGBB (r, g, b)(255, 250, 205)
HSV (h, s, v)(54°, 20%, 100%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(98, 34, 81°)
SourceX11
ISCC–NBS descriptorPale greenish yellow
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The web color lemon chiffon is shown at right.

 

The color lemon chiffon was formulated in 1987 as one of the X11 color names. After the invention of the World Wide Web in 1991, these colors became known as the X11 web colors.

Lemon meringueEdit

Lemon Meringue
 
      Color coordinates
Hex triplet#F6EABE
sRGBB (r, g, b)(246, 234, 190)
HSV (h, s, v)(47°, 23%, 96%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(93, 35, 74°)
SourcePantone TPX[3]
ISCC–NBS descriptorPale greenish yellow
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Displayed at right is the color lemon meringue.

The source of this color is the "Pantone Textile Paper eXtended (TPX)" color list, color #12-0711 TPX—Lemon Meringue.[4]

Lemon glacierEdit

Lemon Glacier
 
      Color coordinates
Hex triplet#FDFF00
sRGBB (r, g, b)(253, 255, 0)
HSV (h, s, v)(60°, 100%, 100%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(97, 107, 87°)
SourceCrayola
ISCC–NBS descriptorVivid greenish yellow
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Lemon glacier is a fluorescent color, displayed in non-fluorescent form at the right.

The color lemon glacier was released by Crayola in 2009 in the extreme twistable crayons. This color is very slightly greenish looking to the naked eye (just barely detectable)--as can be seen in its color box, its green code is very slightly larger than its red code.

Luis lemonEdit

Luis Lemon
 
      Color coordinates
Hex triplet#E9FF36
sRGBB (r, g, b)(233, 255, 54)
HSV (h, s, v)(67°, 79%, 100%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(96, 102, 94°)
SourceModel's Own
ISCC–NBS descriptorVivid yellow green
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Luis Lemon is a fluorescent color, displayed in non-fluorescent form at the right.

Luis Lemon is one of Models Own's ice neon nail polish color sets. It is a variant of Laser Lemon below.

Laser lemonEdit

Laser Lemon
 
      Color coordinates
Hex triplet#FFFF66
sRGBB (r, g, b)(255, 255, 102)
HSV (h, s, v)(60°, 60%, 100%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(98, 90, 86°)
SourceCrayola
ISCC–NBS descriptorBrilliant greenish yellow
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Laser lemon is a fluorescent color, displayed in non-fluorescent form at the right.

The color laser lemon was named by Crayola in 1990. Before that, from its formulation in 1972 to 1990, it had been incorrectly been named chartreuse. In actuality, a chartreuse color is one in which the green hex code has a slightly higher value than the red hex code in the RGB values of the color.[citation needed] (See the color chartreuse yellow for the correct version of the traditional color chartreuse.)

Lemon yellowEdit

Lemon Yellow
 
      Color coordinates
Hex triplet#FFF44F
sRGBB (r, g, b)(255, 244, 79)
HSV (h, s, v)(56°, 69%, 100%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(95, 93, 81°)
SourceEncycolorpedia[5]
ISCC–NBS descriptorVivid greenish yellow
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The color lemon yellow is shown at right.

Lemon yellow was a Crayola color from 1949 to 1990.

Bitter lemonEdit

Bitter Lemon
 
      Color coordinates
Hex triplet#CAE00D
sRGBB (r, g, b)(202, 224, 13)
HSV (h, s, v)(66°, 94%, 88%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(85, 95, 95°)
SourceXona.com
ISCC–NBS descriptorVivid yellow green
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Displayed at right is the color bitter lemon.

The first use of the color name bitter lemon was in 2001, when it was formulated as one of the colors on the Xona.com Color List.

CitronEdit

Citron
 
      Color coordinates
Hex triplet#DDD06A
sRGBB (r, g, b)(221, 208, 106)
HSV (h, s, v)(53°, 52%, 87%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(83, 67, 78°)
SourceXona.com
ISCC–NBS descriptorStrong greenish yellow
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Displayed at right is the color citron.

The name has been used since at least the 1920s for an equal mix of orange and green pigments.

"Citron" is the French word for "lemon". This dark tone of lemon was formulated for use in interior design and fabric design.

Lemon curryEdit

Lemon Curry
 
      Color coordinates
Hex triplet#CCA01D
sRGBB (r, g, b)(204, 160, 29)
HSV (h, s, v)(45°, 86%, 80%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(68, 78, 61°)
SourcePantone TPX[6]
ISCC–NBS descriptorDeep yellow
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Displayed at right is the color lemon curry.

The source of this color is the "Pantone Textile Paper eXtended (TPX)" color list, color #15-0751 TPX—Lemon Curry.[7]

Deep lemonEdit

Deep Lemon
 
      Color coordinates
Hex triplet#F5C71A
sRGBB (r, g, b)(245, 199, 26)
HSV (h, s, v)(47°, 89%, 96%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(82, 93, 65°)
SourcePantone TPX[8]
ISCC–NBS descriptorStrong yellow
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Displayed at right is the color deep lemon.

Deep lemon is the deep tone of lemon that is called "lemon" by Pantone.

The source of this color is the "Pantone Textile Paper eXtended (TPX)" color list, color #13-0752 TPX—Lemon.[9]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "lemon". Oxford English Dictionary (Online ed.). Oxford University Press. (Subscription or participating institution membership required.)
  2. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 197; Color Sample of Lemon: Page 43 Plate 10 Color Sample K3
  3. ^ Type the words "Lemon Meringue" into the indicated window on the Pantone Color Finder and the color will appear.
  4. ^ Pantone TPX Pantone Color Finder—Type the words "Lemon Meringue" into the indicated window on the Pantone Color Finder and the color will appear:
  5. ^ "Lemon yellow / #fff44f Hex Color Code".
  6. ^ Type the words "Lemon Curry" into the indicated window on the Pantone Color Finder and the color will appear.
  7. ^ Pantone TPX Pantone Color Finder—Type the words "Lemon Curry" into the indicated window on the Pantone Color Finder and the color will appear:
  8. ^ Type the word "Lemon" into the indicated window on the Pantone Color Finder and the color will appear.
  9. ^ Pantone TPX Pantone Color Finder—Type the word "Lemon" into the indicated window on the Pantone Color Finder and the color will appear: